The following is a collection of issues
that might be addressed in this handbook,
which will be created from ideas contributed
by people actually working in UU campus ministry.
These ideas were originally shared on a discussion list
for people involved in UU campus ministry.
The original authors retain all rights.
None of the contributions represents official UUA policy.
Send your thoughts, insights, experiences, and suggestions
concerning any of these issues (and others that arise)
to me: James Park, e-mail: PARKx032@TC.UMN.EDU
The votes (noted after some themes)
indicate which issues the readers of this table of contents
would like to see addressed in this online handbook.
When you read thru these subjects,
make note of the issues you would most like to see discussed.
And send your votes to the editor:
James Park: e-mail:
31 THEMES FOR DISCUSSION
(When readers have indicated an interest in a subject,
that is recorded as a vote in the following table of contents.
You may vote for as many subjects as you like.)
1. Romantic and/or sexual relationships between staff and students.
and/or sexual relationships
among members of the UU group on campus
(for example, how the group copes with
a break-up between key members).
3. Personality clashes between leaders and members or among members.
4. Theological conflicts between theists and non-theists within the group.
5. Conflicts with other religious groups on campus.
with members and/or staff who have a narrow agenda
(for example, someone who thinks that the overthrow of Capitalism
is the only goal worth pursuing with his or her life;
a committed feminist who sees everything
as a sign of the oppression of women;
a member of a racial or sex-and-gender minority
who wants to shape the organization around his or her sense of oppression;
a committed atheist who criticizes any references to God).
7. Conflicts within the governing board over spending priorities.
among over-burdened student leaders and/or staff.
with congregations over the use of space in the church.
over the use of alcohol at meetings.
between those who want to keep the organization small
to preserve the good relationships already established
and those who see UU campus ministry as an outreach activity.
between students who primarily want to have fun
and students who want the campus group to have more serious purposes.
13. Dealing with 'visitors' who are definitely detrimental to the group.
with students who promise to do something
but then do not follow thru.
apathy (or hostility) concerning anything religious.
Contributions on this theme are collected under the title
"Getting Students Involved",
which is Chapter 1 of this online UUCM Handbook:
needs and interests of 'born' Unitarian Universalists
and students who were raised in other religions.
interests between undergraduates and graduate students.
18. Selection and evaluation of campus ministry staff members.
most cost-effective use of scarce financial and human resources.
to improve denominational funding of UU campus ministry.
do we reach students
who have never heard of Unitarian Universalism?
of Governance models
25. How to identify UU students.
26. How to find allies.
---when student leaders graduate or move on.
the campus group
---choosing an interesting and meaningful name.
of the campus group
---will it be lost if most of the members were not raised UUs?
As said at the beginning of this table of contents,
you may add to this list at any time.
You may express interest in any of these issues at any time.
Your contributions will be collected into chapters,
as started for theme #15 above, student apathy.
When a new chapter is begun,
its link will appear in this table of contents.
If you have suggestions for improving this handbook,
send them to the editor: James Park: e-mail:
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